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The Brazilian Amazon

Overview

The sheer vastness of the Amazon basin which spans 9 countries and takes up 40% of the entire South American continent is staggering. The state of Amazonas in the Northwestern corner of Brazil is the country’s largest state and greater in size than France, Spain, Sweden and Greece combined! The isolated city of Manaus is the main starting point for trips to jungle lodges and cruises down the river but there are also some other lodges further south around Alta Floresta. With more species of plants and animals than anywhere on earth, the Amazon is an explorers dream!

The vast and legendary Amazon jungle is the last great wilderness on earth and a fascinating destination for intrepid travelers

Best months to visit The Amazon

The Amazon can be visited all year round as the weather remains largely the same. Temperatures do not fluctuate much and it is always humid with a lot of rainfall. A good time to go, however, would be between June and November as this is the driest time of the year and humidity is at its lowest.  You should, however, still expect daily rainfall. June is a particularly good month as the water level is at its highest but the rains have slowed.

Our hand-picked hotels in The Amazon

A well thought out selection of hotels can make a good trip truly exceptional and here at The Latin America Travel Company we put a lot of resources into sourcing and visiting hotels. In the Amazon you can either take a river cruise or stay at a jungle lodge. Below are a few of our selected accommodation options for the Amazon.

Best reasons to visit The Amazon

Experience the epic Amazon on a river cruise or by visiting a jungle lodge. Below are our top Amazon highlights.

Witness the surreal meeting of the waters

Swim alongside pink dolphins

Experience the myriad wildlife by staying in a jungle lodge

Go fishing for piranha

Take an amazon cruise down the legendary river

Weather Averages for The Amazon

Other destinations in Brazil

Go looking for the elusive Jaguar in the Pantanal, travel north to the Afro-Brazilian city of Salvador, or visit exclusive Fernando de Noronha. Continue to explore Brazil with our essential guides by clicking the links below.

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